habit

1
[ hab-it ]
/ ˈhæb ɪt /

noun

verb (used with object)

to clothe; array.

Origin of habit

1
1175–1225; Middle English < Latin habitus state, style, practice, equivalent to habi- (variant stem of habēre to have) + -tus verbal noun suffix; replacing Middle English abit < Old French

Synonym study

3. See custom.

Definition for habit (2 of 2)

habit

2
[ hab-it ]
/ ˈhæb ɪt /

verb (used with object)

Archaic. to dwell in.

verb (used without object)

Obsolete. to dwell.

Origin of habit

2
1325–75; Middle English habiten < Latin habitāre to inhabit; see habitat
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British Dictionary definitions for habit

habit

/ (ˈhæbɪt) /

noun

verb (tr)

to clothe
an archaic word for inhabit, habituate

Word Origin for habit

C13: from Latin habitus custom, from habēre to have
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Medicine definitions for habit

habit

[ hăbĭt ]

n.

A recurrent, often unconscious, pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition.
Physical constitution.
An addiction, especially to a narcotic drug.
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Science definitions for habit

habit

[ hăbĭt ]

The characteristic shape of a crystal, such as the cubic habit that is characteristic of pyrite.
The characteristic manner of growth of a plant. For example, grape plants and ivy display a vining habit.
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Idioms and Phrases with habit

habit


see kick a habit.

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